Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Alexey Shebarshin, and GMD NNPC Mr. Mele Kyari
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Oil Upstream, power, gas development: Russia to partner NNPC — Ambassador 

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As part of initiatives to develop Nigeria’s upstream, gas and power sectors, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the Russian government has agreed to partner with it.

 

Already, the Russian Federation has expressed its readiness to participate in the multi-sectoral projects.

 

The Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Alexey Shebarshin, announced this during a working visit to the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, on Friday in Abuja.

 

Shebarshin, who said the visit was to consolidate on the gains made from the Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi last year, assured that the Russian Embassy in Nigeria was keen on enhancing and developing the bilateral co-operation between the two countries across the oil and gas value-chain.

 

“We are particularly interested in participating in Nigeria’s power infrastructure projects.

 

“We would also keep close track of the ongoing negotiations between NNPC and Gazprom on the restoration of the bilateral cooperation which aims to revive and solidify the venture between our two companies for gas Infrastructure development in Nigeria,” the Ambassador Shebarshin said in a statement.

 

It was issued by the corporation’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr Samson Makoji, a copy of which was made available to PerSecondnews.

 

While highlighting the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the NNPC and Russian-based company, Lukoil, which focused on refinery rehabilitation, the diplomat stressed that he was ready to provide any kind of assistance to move the project forward.

 

In his speech, Mallam Kyari thanked the Ambassador for the visit, even as he assured him of NNPC’s commitment to partner with the Russian Embassy in Nigeria to ensure that the two countries benefit from the bilateral cooperation reached in Sochi, Russia.

 

“As a National Oil Company, we are committed to growing Nigeria’s economy.

 

“We will set up communication channels with the Russian companies, Lukoil and Gazprom in particular, to promote this collaboration for the benefit of our two countries,” Kyari promised.

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